Austria: Traun Steelsharks re-sign QB John Uribe

The Traun Steelsharks who play in the Austria’s second highest division, have re-signed veteran quarterback John Uribe for the 2021 season, his third with the team.

Uribe had originally re-signed with the Steelsharks for the 2020 season but it was canceled due to the pandemic.

In his two playing seasons (2018, 2019) with the Steelsharks, Uribe threw for a total of 4,829 yards and 43 touchdowns, fifth overall among all quarterbacks.

Uribe spent the 2017 season with the Hamburg Huskies leading them on a four-game winning streak to end the season, helping them stay in the German Football League. He posted 2,300 passing yards while throwing 21 touchdown passes. In 2016, Uribe quarterbacked SBB Vukovi Belgrade to the Serbian title game and was named most outstanding quarterback in the league in 2016. He threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 59 touchdowns in 15 games.

In his final year at Lindenwood University (NCAA Div. II) , he threw for  2,200 yards and 19 touchdowns in 10 games.

The 6’1″, 210 lb, 28-year-old native of Santa Barbara, California, started his college career at Santa Barbara City College where as a sophomore he was named conference MVP , named to the all-state team,  team MVP and Santa Barbara Athlete of the Year . He threw for 2,554 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2010, completing 182-of-291 passes, averaging 255.40 yards a game, and had just seven interceptions.

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